Stagecoach Festival Rolls On, Even As Ashton Kutcher Stops By
Celebrity sightings at music festivals are a common occurrence, spreading across social media like wildfire. From Katy Perry at Coachella to Gaga at Pitchfork Music Festival, they distract attendees from the real situation at hand – the music.
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At this past weekend’s Stagecoach Music Festival, held in Indio, California, actor Ashton Kutcher had a good view right in the front row. In between playing cornhole in the artist VIP section and chatting up artists and festivalgoers, he tweeted his thoughts of the fest from the front row on Saturday and Sunday.
But it didn’t seem to be all fun and games for the Iowa-raised actor. There were various rumors circulating that Kutcher had a “violent confrontation” with festival security shortly before he headed to see Nick 13 and Dwight Yoakam perform.
This isn’t the first time Kutcher has rubbed people the wrong way at a country event. Last year, at the Academy of Country Music Awards, he took the stage dressed as a cowboy before handing over the award for Female Vocalist of the Year to Miranda Lambert. Afterward, Lambert and Justin Moore voiced their opinions of the actor on Twitter.
Was Ashton Kutcher making fun of country or is it just me? Watching it back now and I'm kinda wondering?—
Miranda Lambert (@Miranda_Lambert) April 03, 2012
Seen Ashton kutcher at the acms tonight. What a douche! I don't care for people making a mockery of the way country artists' dress.—
Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) April 02, 2012
Despite Kutcher making headlines at Stagecoach, the artists proved it was a festival not to be missed. Saturday night Lady Antebellum closed the show and performed a new song written to welcome the newest member of the band, baby Antebellum. Now six months pregnant, Hillary Scott is almost ready to welcome her future baby girl to the road.
According to California radio station K-FROG 95.1, the trio even previewed a few stripped-down tracks off their upcoming album,Golden (out May 7), including “Goodbye Town” and the album’s title track. Later in Lady A’s set, the trio brought out friend Dierks Bentley for an unrehearsed performance of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.”
For full coverage of Stagecoach Music Festival, visit K-FROG.